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    Six people burnt to death, three injured in southwest Pakistan

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Islamabad | Updated at 03:37pm on February 24, 2020

    A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas exploded late on Sunday night in Pakistan’s southwest provincial capital of Quetta, leaving six people killed and three others...

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    Malaysia in turmoil as Mahathir resigns

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 02:25pm on February 24, 2020

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned Monday in a shock move after his political allies sought to bring down the government and block the succession of leader-in-waiting...

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    Coronavirus death toll rises to 2,592 in China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:19pm on February 24, 2020

    China’s death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 2,592 on Monday, after the National Health Commission reported 150 more fatalities, all but one in the epicentre of Hubei province while a total of seven people died and 763 got infected in South Korea...

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    ‘America First’ vs ‘Make in India’ as Modi hosts Trump

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:58am on February 24, 2020

    Trade ties between the United States and India have long been problematic but under ‘America First’ president Donald Trump and ‘Make in India’ prime minister Narendra Modi, they have...

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    Quake in Iran kills nine in Turkey

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 01:56am on February 24, 2020

    A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northwestern Iran on Sunday killed at least nine people in neighbouring Turkey and injured dozens more on both sides of the border, authorities said...

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    Anti-CAA protesters block road in Delhi

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:50am on February 24, 2020

    More than 1,000 people, mostly women, staging a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill blocked the road outside Jaffarabad metro station in northeast Delhi on Sunday morning...

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    Coronavirus is China’s biggest health emergency: Xi

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:24am on February 24, 2020

    The coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is communist China’s ‘largest public health emergency’ since its founding in 1949, president Xi Jinping said Sunday...

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    Rebel depots hit in Sanaa

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:49am on February 24, 2020

    The Saudi-led coalition said it launched air raids Sunday targeting ballistic missile and drone depots in Yemen’s capital of the Iran-backed Huthis, two days after the rebels fired missiles into...

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    Israel readies for third election in less than a year

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:47am on February 24, 2020

    Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the...

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    Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds

    Agence France-Presse . Kunduz, Afghanistan | Updated at 12:45am on February 24, 2020

    Mobile phone services were restored across swathes of Taliban-contested areas of Afghanistan over the weekend as a partial truce with the militants held for a second day. The Taliban, US and Afghan forces are...